ScaleUP

SCALEUP Tech Accelerator Program – powered by Libro Credit Union in partnership with Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE) and Windsor Essex Capital Angel Network (WECAN) – provides financial and mentoring support to tech entrepreneurs in Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent looking to scale their business.

SCALEUP is a new program that evolved from the successful Libro StartUP program and is looking for startups that have moved beyond ideation and product/market fit – with advantage given to startups who have achieved early sales. SCALEUP will select five (5) entrepreneurs who will receive four-months of intensive business mentoring + in-kind services valued at $15,000 + access to a global network of support + the opportunity to pitch for a $10,000 top prize in front of the Windsor Essex Capital Angel Network (WECAN).

SCALEUP will run two four-month cohorts:

1st Cohort: March to June, 2018

2nd Cohort: August to November, 2018

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Kegshoe has developed unique tracking software for breweries, distributors, and restaurateurs to track where specific kegs are located throughout the supply chain. Door to door tracking of this kind ensures beer mugs everywhere are never empty, and provides a novel solution to one of breweries biggest pain points. Kegshoe is also developing a special customer relationship management software for breweries to introduce high tech into one of the world’s oldest beverages.

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Sarjan is an augmented reality program geared at aiding physio therapists in assessing patient progress, as well as teaching patients the proper way to exercise and stretch in the proper ways. Sarjan uses AI and camera technology to track movements, track progress, and deliver custom rehabilitation programming based on real time feedback and data.

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42 North is the first of it’s kind in the Chatham-Kent area, a full top to bottom solution for marketing and creative production. From content and website creation, to full studio photography, audio, and videography, 42 is a compny on the cutting edge of their field, and are fully enabled by the advanced tech they employ to deliver premium services. They even have an algorithm that helps to create content using keyword density to really take SEO to the next level.

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Cedar Valley Fattoush Dressing is the first of it’s kind in Canada to pop-up on grocery store shelves. The tech magic comes in the form of how Cedar Valley manages to keep up with the demand for their product, and throughout the cohort, will be installing solid tech systems of scale, ensuring that as they expand into new markets, growing pains will never need to be a consideration. We suppose you could say that the Adams will be DRESSING all potential issues as this company grows.

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